Trail bars

2:49 p.m. on February 25, 2014 (EST)
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So I got a wild idea to make my own trail bars to save money.  I really had no recipe, just my natural food instinct to guide me.  It actually worked so here is what I did:

Here are the ingredients:
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Dates, Figs, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Wax Paper, THAT'S IT!

I used the entire package of dates and figs.  I think I used a 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds and 1 cup of almonds.

Chop them all to smithereens and mix them together.  It should be sticky, if not, add honey (I didn't have to).
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Press them FIRMLY into a casserole dish.  I placed wax paper over the mix, placed a book over that and put all my 200+lbs on it.  Put it in the fridge for an hour or so.
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Tip the dish onto a cutting board and the lump of mix falls out
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Cut it into eating sized bars, wrap them in wax paper and put them in the fridge till you want to eat them.
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This is one ready to be eaten.  they stay together nicely unless it gets over 80 degrees then they crumble but still taste good.
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Clone #5 approves.  So did the rest of the horde. 
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Of course I know you can substitute all sorts of things but that's how I did mine and I liked em so if you have a favorite recipe share it!

Oh btw, I really didn't save any $$, boxed granola bars are WAY cheaper :(.

4:14 p.m. on February 25, 2014 (EST)
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Those look good Jeff.  I might have to try that.  They kind of look like the bread recipe Gary posted a while back.  

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